CHILD OF A STUDENT VISITOR VISA

The Child of a Student Visitor Visa lets the dependent children of Student Visa holders visit them in New Zealand.

MORE ABOUT THE CHILD OF A STUDENT VISITOR VISA

WHAT THIS VISA ALLOWS:

Child of a Student Visitor Visa holders can:

  • Join their parent in New Zealand for the duration of their studies
  • Explore New Zealand as a visitor
  • Go to school for up to three months

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for a Child of a Student Visitor Visa, candidates must: 

IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS TO NOTE:

To apply for a Child of a Student Visitor Visa for a child, the parent must:

  • Hold a Student Visa
  • Submit proof to confirm that they’re the child’s parent
  • Have enough money to support the child while they’re in New Zealand or have an eligible sponsor:
    • NZD1,000 per person per month or NZD4,000 if the parent has already paid for accommodation

The only parents exempt from providing proof of adequate finances are parents with scholarships that guarantee maintenance and accommodation to the student's family. 

Lastly, the child must have a ticket to leave New Zealand or have an eligible sponsor for the cost of the onward journey.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For the Child Of A Student Visitor Visa, Immigration New Zealand classifies a dependent child as 17 or younger or 18 or 19 with no children of their own and financially reliant on their parents.

Parents applying for a child that’s 18 or 19 might have to submit proof of their child’s financial dependency on them.

Children can study on a Child of a Student Visitor Visa for up to three months. Children who need to do so for longer will need study visas.

Work visa applicants can apply for Child of a Student Visitor Visas for their children at the same time as applying for their visa. Immigration New Zealand will only grant the children’s visas after the parent’s application is approved.

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